Monthly Archives: May 2017

WAS THAT ALL…?

Gladys remembered the past when she was a willowy graceful figure climbing the scaffold of success, aware of the wolf whistles she would be receiving that day.  Vim, vigor, and vitality abounded in her blood!  She was a hot tomato.  But … Continue reading

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DECORATION DAY

Sadly I admit to contributing to the falling away of such things as decorating graves.  Due, I suppose, to the fact that I have no one buried within 350 miles of me.  And compounded by the lack of a decision … Continue reading

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REPENTING OF “I TOLD YOU SO”

Ashlyn (7) and Jadalyn (8)  were here last week.  While I washed the dishes I remembered the days when they both clamored to pull up a stool and wash the dishes.  I let them do so occasionally, but generally I … Continue reading

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HOW TO DEAL WITH A LOUSE

Prompt:  Tell  the story of why this room is empty! She got the furnishings; he got the house. She took the baby; he’s left with a mouse. He got bare walls, broken floors, and grief She finally struck back and … Continue reading

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MORE ABOUT FORGIVING

I ended my last post referring to a “snit” for which I had to ask forgiveness.  I have had to forgive situations a bit more hurtful than than.  But never like some situation which people face.   I need to … Continue reading

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WHY FORGIVE?

I’m swimming upstream today so I’ll hurry before I lose my gumption. Here goes: Lewis B. Smedes said, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” This philosophy is highly promoted these days … Continue reading

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A PLACE FOR TEARS

“Here, Baby, let me hold your hand,” the teacher said as she gently cradled the little hand and wrist of the first grader.  All the students gather round, eager to do something to help.  “I saw what happened,”  says one. … Continue reading

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A “HOLE” IN YOUR HEART?

God created man, after which he looked him over and pronounced him “very good.” But man was not self-sufficient, he had needs which he could not meet. Can you imagine that that was an oversight on the part of God? … Continue reading

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SIMPLE PLEASURES

Watching and waiting —  powerful allurement of these delicate ears. Looking healthy, but Subject to worms, drought, and blight. With eager heart, I’m —    Anticipating – making silk-haired  fairy dolls for children’s delight. Sharing with neighbors – Ripe ears, … Continue reading

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GOD HAS NOT REJECTED YOU!

Was your Mother’s Day painful? Scenario:  At church about ten-twelve years ago. Preacher:  “Let all the mothers stand up.”  I stood.  “If you’re here with your mother, stand up please,” he continued. A very common routine for the day that … Continue reading

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